LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda woman, arrested on cocaine possession charges Aug. 31 in Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty to an indictment Friday in Niagara County Court.

Cindy L. Ventresca, 41, of Wallace Avenue, is charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said a search warrant had been issued for Ventresca, and 0.16 ounces of powder cocaine was found when she was searched after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was stopped in Niagara Falls.